Pres. Trump, First Lady Melania Welcomed in China

President Donald Trump, second left, first lady Melania Trump, left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, stand together as they tour the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump thanks China for giving him and the first lady a beautiful welcome they will never forget.

In a tweet the president posted pictures of him and Melania in Beijing with President Xi and his wife.

This is the first time a U.S. president has had an official dinner in the forbidden city since the founding of the people’s Republic of China.

President Trump will hold multiple meetings with President Xi, which will include discussions on North Korea.

The president has warned Pyongyang to not underestimate the U.S.

Meanwhile, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the meetings will also focus on bilateral trade.

He made the comments after signing nine billion dollars worth of commercial deals between Washington and Beijing.

Previously, the president harshly criticized China’s currency devaluations and dumping prices on its exports as unfair trade practices.

A report from the Customs Department said China’s exports to the U.S. slowed over the past year, while its imports increased.

However, the U.S. still has a year-to-date trade deficit of $223 billion with China alone.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, from behind left, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan applaud as they witness officials exchange memorandum of understanding during a signing ceremony in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. U.S. and Chinese companies on Wednesday signed business deals the two sides valued at $9 billion during a visit by President Donald Trump in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing’s trade practices. (Rao Aimin/Xinhua via AP)

  • rodger ramjet

    This would be never be shown on CNN! CNN is a sinking ship regardless. DOJ is ordering that CNN would not be part of the Time Warner and ATT Merger. If this gets through the courts including the US Supreme Court, good bye CNN.

  • No Mas

    Finally a class act as POTUS representing USA… the limp wristed Obama’s, Bush’s, and dirty Clintons would sell their neighbors for a handout like true politicians… Finally America has a strong man on our side representing our interests!!!

  • CO

    Notice the Chinese only respect people that look them in the eyes. Trump didn’t bow to Japan Emperor the Chinese also like that.

  • PatrickJ

    Getting late. The conversations are starting to drift a bit. Check in with you tomorrow.

  • Bob

    Will Trump bring up the Chinese hoax of Global Warming?

  • Bob

    I wonder if Trump will inspect his hat factory. Or maybe some of the others?

  • Kene

    I like how these guys report…They let you know we’re moving in the right direction, but don’t let you forget we are still flucked-up…

  • Guest123

    Just look at how much more presidential and classy Trump looks in the picture compared to Obummer. Not to mention his hot wife, compared to “Michael”.

    • Bob

      Man, I bet you’d like to get Trump alone. Maybe draw a bubble bath, some Kenny G on the stereo. Sorry, but comments like this, I mean it’s cool that your out and all, but lets not objectify the president. I know he does his best to look good for you, but show a little respect.

      • PatrickJ

        Had to read that three times to get your message, but I got it.

      • All American

        Everyone says Michelle Obama had a sex change from a woman to a man she is absolutely has a very masculine appearance not at all feminine for sure.

        • No Mas

          Chewbacca does have a large adam’s apple… & you could never be sure Obama had any male genes either..

          • All American

            Hahahaha 😂& Very much do agree👍🏻

    • TEXAS HEALTH NUT

      Melania is just beautiful….so much class and represents this country so well.

  • Javanne

    I wonder how welcome he will be to return there after tomorrow’s meeting with Xi.

  • Mark Heinzen

    Hopefully President Trump won’t have to negotiate the release of UCLA basketball players during their visit.

    • Javanne

      Why would he have to do anything about them? Assuming they are guilty, they need to learn that, while being important college athletes may mean they can get away with more in their local area, it doesn’t mean they can do it anywhere else on the planet. Let their fate be an example to their peers.

    • Jack Steffen

      I guess I’m not up to speed on that one. What sort of boneheaded thing did they do now? I don’t follow “sports” much any more because of crap that has nothing to do with playing the game, like the NFL for example.

      • All American

        Americans are boycotting the NFL and we won’t look back👍🏻
        Done⬇️

      • tedlv

        They are accused of shoplifting.

    • All American

      They can buy those LV knock offs for a pittance. Apparently their thought process isn’t?

  • Ray

    Unlike the [lack of] greeting that Obama received when he went there. Goes to show you, respect demands respect.

    • Javanne

      Yep.

    • Diane Coto

      Yes. I seem to remember that they didn’t even bring the stairs for obummer to get off the plane. 🙂

      • Alice

        Seriously? lol

        • Diane Coto

          Yes. Put in google search ‘president obama china no stairs’. The first article dated September 2016 was in The Guardian – Barack Obama ‘deliberately snubbed’ by Chinese in chaotic arrival …’

          • Alice

            Wow! That is hilarious!

    • GBWO

      Yep, didn’t see him walking out of the back of the plane. You can bet that Barry is seething as it is obvious that many remember him being dis’ by the Chicoms. Weird because Barry loves the Chicom way of governing, he even once publicly said so from our White House..

    • brandehhh

      Respect is earned.

      • All American

        Well earned🇺🇸MAGA

        • brandehhh

          Treat others the way you want to be treated

          • All American

            Precisely. We have a Great Business Manager and we call him President Donald J Trump🇺🇸
            The swamp (Senate & Congress) could learn from him but they choose to wallow.. 2018 cannot get here soon enough for “we the people”
            MAGA🇺🇸

          • brandehhh

            I’m not optimistic about any of it because I’m not apart of the 1% lol but we shall see.

          • All American

            Yes, we will see…with you🇺🇸

  • Mark Hom

    One strategy China will use is to buy out American tech companies to control the technology industry. China has ample cash to do this and the US economic system is open to mergers and aquisitions. This is a one way street since China’s economic system is closed. The Made in China 2025 plan intends to dominate all of the technology and industrial sectors of the world.

    • Letmesay

      Oh geez. ..does it get boring to know everything before it happens. .just wondering

  • landy fincannon

    China was created, yes created to compete then surpass the US as a superpower.

    Sorry, but the Chinese government doesn’t own our debt. We are not paying China 6.000 dollars a second to service the debt.

    • tedlv

      We haven’t owned our own debt all that well.

      • No Mas

        Our govt should not be permitted to have any debt… and war chests should be planned in advance, not excuse to borrow (steal) taxpayer money.

  • All American

    Justfacts: The United States exceeded a debt/GDP level of 90% in the second quarter of 2010.
    World War II when the national debt soared to 120% of GDP nearly twice the size of today’s debt.
    This spending not only got us out of the Great Depression but set the stage for a prolonged period of sustained economic growth in the 50s and 60s.

    • landy fincannon

      Just to be sure. You’re saying our 20 trillion dollar debt is a good thing?

    • MrReality

      A sizable number of economists consider Keynesian Economic theory to be just wrong. They generally believe that the government’s spending during the Great Depression was responsible for prolonging it instead of shortening it. The economic growth in the 50s and 60s was due to pent up consumer demand and an infusion of armies (literally) of workers with years of military salaries in their pockets, following World War II. The other factor was that competing foreign producers of products like Germany and Japan had their industrial bases obliterated. The US government’s shameful deficit spending during the last administration should have had the economy booming by your logic. Obviously, the opposite was the result.

      • All American

        Great points👍🏻Thank you